At my high school, there was always a special dessert that we all loved. It was the Hollywood Square! I am not sure where the crazy name came from other than that Game Show that was on in the 80's but I do know that this dessert would be enough to get the majority of the student body standing in the lunch line. And that was no small feat! After my high school years, I still talked about this dessert and on occasion when I was home for a break from college, my Mom who still worked as a teacher in the school district, would bring one home for me . After I had moved to South Carolina, she called one day and said she had emailed me a surprise. It was the Hollywood Square recipe. The lady who brought the recipe into our high school lives was retiring and since she knew it was every one's favorite, she decided to share the recipe as her farewell gift. We are all very appreciative!
This recipe is so easy and does not even require a stove. You just mix everything together and are set. The only problem with this recipe is the finished product does not stick around very long!
Hollywood Squares2 cups peanut butter (do not use low fat or natural- you need the fat content)
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
Cream together the peanut butter and the butter until smooth- about 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar and the graham cracker crumbs. Mixing until incorporated. Slowly add the powdered sugar in small intervals. Add vanilla and mix until just combined. Spread mixture into a 9x13 pan and press down. With a rolling pin, roll the dough until it is flat and compact. Place chocolate chips in a glass bowl and microwave until melted and smooth. Begin at 30 second intervals and stir chocolate and then microwave more if needed. Pour melted chocolate over the top of the peanut butter mixture and spread out until even. You can either wait for the chocolate to harden at room temperature or you can place it in the refrigerator to speed up the process. Cut into squares and Enjoy!
|Easter dessert table with Bonbon cookies, Hollywood Squares and The Ultimate Coconut Cake|